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Janet Truncale

Janet Truncale


New York, NY USA

"Be comfortable being uncomfortable. Don’t be afraid of failure… lean in. "

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Janet's work combines: Travel, Non-Profit Organizations, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Financial Services Assurance Managing Partner

I lead the Financial Services Audit and Financial Accounting Advisory Services across the US for financial services.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Jonathan Dayton Regional High School, Springfield, NJ

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Engineering, General

    University of Pennsylvania

  • Graduate Degree

    Business/Commerce, General

    Columbia University

  • Certification



Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Accountants and Auditors:

Bachelor's Degree: Engineering, General

Graduate Degree: Business/Commerce, General

Certification: CPA

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Made partner in 2003 after being with EY for only 11 years – and I had three kids under 5 at the time!

  • 2.

    Working with our former Americas Chairman Steve Howe on the NASDAQ account brought me the most growth in my career, giving me tremendous experience and broadening my network.

  • 3.

    Early on, my counselor recognized my nervousness when presenting, so he had me join him on a big, 3-state “training tour” that had me facilitating. This helped me overcome my fear of public speaking,

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    I lacked confidence. I believe this was because I tended to be quiet / more introverted in my early years.

  • How I responded:

    I challenged myself to step into new and different situations like facilitating training classes, speaking opportunities, etc.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • My parents divorced when I was 16. My mother worked two jobs to support the family and put me through college. It’s always been important to me to work hard, be financially independent and successful, and to be a good role model to my children.